Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

Foreign Secretary responds to UNSC vote on chemical weapons use in Syria – (FS announces new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Special Envoy for Gender Equality ~ British Foreign Secretary and Polish Foreign Minister Waszczykowski on joint trip to Ukraine ~ FCO statement on the Tunisia Inquests ~ FCO:  Minister condemns war crimes committed during battle of Aleppo)

DIFD:  Minister Wharton reinforces UK support for refugees in Uganda – (DIFD:  Patel: women are key to building post-conflict stability)

10DS:  PM meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan: 1 March 2017

Cabinet Office:  Minister discusses barriers to voter registration for people with disabilities in Scotland – (CO: 
Survivors in safe houses will have their right to vote honoured

Home Office:  Government publishes Custody Image Review

BEIS:  Campaign launched to increase low paid workers’ knowledge of national minimum & national living wage rights – (BEIS:  Trade Union Act measures come into force to protect people from undemocratic industrial action)

BEIS:  Increase in BME workplace progression could give UK economy a £24bn boost – Baroness McGregor-Smith Review finds ~ CBI reaction to the McGregor-Smith review on ethnic diversity in the workplace ~ TUC calls on government & business to implement new race report recommendations

HMT:  Efficiency Review to drive productive public services ~ IFG:  New report reveals pressure on public services

HMT:  Reforms to put financial stability at the heart of the UK’s regulatory system complete – (HMT:  Ministers in latest dialogue with financial services firms)

DCMS:  Government to extend Public Lending Right scheme to e-book authors – (DCMS:  Government launches major new drive on internet safety ~ DCMS:  Digital Strategy to make Britain the best place in the world to start & grow a digital business ~ DCMS: 11 areas bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 ~ DCMS:  Does British television and film reflect the diversity of our modern nation? ~ DCMS:  Statement in response to the formal notification of the proposed merger between Sky and 21st Century Fox)

DExEU:  Robin Walker: 'Gibraltar has particular interests' – (DExEU:  Defence dialogue on our EU exit)

DfE:  Final building blocks in place for Institute for Apprenticeships – (DfE:  New funding to boost schools facilities and healthy lifestyles)

DfE:  Schools to teach 21st century relationships & sex education ~ LGA responds to sex & relationship education announcement

DfT:  Double penalties for motorists using mobiles

DWP:  Children living in workless households at lowest level since records began

ScotGov:  Violence reduction project expanded – (ScotGov:  Anger at housing benefit regulations ~ ScotGov:  Policing 2026 ~ (ScotGov:  Extra drive on roads maintenance ~ ScotGov:  International Council of Education Advisers ~ ScotGov:  Supporting urban regeneration ~ ScotGov:  Council education spend increases ~ ScotGov:  Fair Trade Nation ~ ScotGov:  Roundtable on unaccompanied children ~ ScotGov:  Economy outlook positive ~ ScotGov:  New law to protect children)

WAG flies the flag for Wales in celebration of St David’s Day – (WAG:  Valleys Taskforce rolls into town ~ WAG:  Kirsty Williams welcomes new OECD report on Welsh education reform ~ WAG:  Minister welcomes latest tranche of international Sêr Cymru scientists to Wales ~ WAG:  New expert healthy relationships group to advise on curriculum ~ WAG:  Cabinet Secretary sees how project helps young people move in rather than move on ~ Proposals for new teaching standards in Wales ~ WAG sets out plans for a North East Wales Metro)

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